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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summaries' [‎76r] (151/330)

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The record is made up of 1 file (163 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1943-31 Dec 1944. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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Civ) Lieutenant Commander W.O. MacDonald, U.S.N.D., United
States Naval Observer in Basra was admitted to the Bahrain
Petroleum Company hospital on the 25th suffering from enteric
fever.
(v) Shaikh /ibdullah bin Sulaiman, the Saudi Arabian Finance
Minister, arrived in Bahrain by air from Karachi on the 28th.
He called on the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. on the 29th and expressed his
thanks for and appreciation of, the assistance given to him by
the officials of the Government cf India and subordinate
departments. He made a special reference to the kindness
he had received from Mr. H. Weightman, C.I.E.
It is rumoured here that Shaikh Abdullah’s return was
delayed owing to a little difficulty with the Karachi Customs
officials.
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(vi) Major General Carton-Viart, V.C., and Major General
Lumsden passed through Bahrain on the 29th.
222. Dates.
Reference Paragraph 216 of Intelligence Summary No.19
of 1943.-
The Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. was informed on the 23rd that
1,000 baskets of dates had been removed by Ibn Saudis orders
from Qatif to Jubail. The reason for this action is said
to be that the tribesmen for whom dates are intended dislike
visiting Oatif.
223. Saudi Rials
During the period under review, 167,000 Saudi Rials
have been exported from Bahrain to Kuwait. It is said
.that they are being purchased in Kuwait for re-sale to
pilgrims. The»control of the export of Saudi Rials from
Bahrain is being Considered by the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. and the
Bahrain Government.
224. Education in Bahrain.
Although considerable strides have been made in increa
sing educational facilities in both Manama and Moharraq, so
great is the interest now being shown in education that on the
schools re-opening the accommodation was found to be inadequate.
Mothers realize that educated daughters have better prospects
in the marriage market and fathers that educated sons earn
more money. The Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. has suggested to the^Bahrain
(Government that temporary accommodation should be acquired for
the boys and girls who had to be refused admittance.
225. Refinery Security
Captain Doeg, Intelligence Officer from Abadan, discussea
on the 31st, with the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. and the Defence Officer
Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , the improvement of the Internal Security arrange
ments at the refinery.
226. Sinking of-a submarine at Khor Fakkan
On the 31st, Abdullah bin Darwish, the Anglo-Iranian Oil
Company's agent at Qatar, called to see the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. .
He had recently come from Dubai and gave an interesting account
of the skinking of a submarine by the R.A.F. off Khor Fakkan.
So far, the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. has received no information about
this incident from any official source. / 00 ^

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The file contains fortnightly intelligence summaries produced by the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Bahrain for the years 1943-44. The reports, marked as secret, were sent to the Government of India, the India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. , and numerous diplomatic, political, and military offices in the Middle East. Each report covers a two week period.

The reports are divided into short sections that relate to a particular subject, often closely connected to the Second World War. Contained within the file is intelligence on the following:

Appended to most reports is a table containing shipping data.

Written by hand on the cover of the file is: 'Destroy, but retain '44 summaries'.

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1 file (163 folios)
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The file is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 165; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-73; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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